How to Locate a Mobile Base Station
Knowing the location of the nearest mobile base station or tower can be extremely useful in helping improving your signal. Knowing which way to point a directional antenna, which side of the building to mount an antenna, or which tree to trim can go a long way to getting the best possible signal.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) is the peak industry body representing Australia’s mobile telecommunications industry. They also keep an up to date list of mobile base stations with information on the frequencies used by these sites.
Step 1 Go to http://www.rfnsa.com.au/nsa/index.cgi
Step 2 Enter your address
Step 3 Tick the ‘Nearby Site’ check box
Step 4 Hover over the sites on the map to see the carriers using that site
Step 5 To identify the frequency being used, click on the site and under reports, open the Environmental EME Report. This report will list the existing frequencies being used and may mention future plans.